McClures Beach

McClures Beach is a beautiful, fine-grained stretch of sand that is backed by colorful sandstone bluffs on all sides. You’ll immediately understand why this remote beach is so well loved as you hike down a short trail along a coastal scrub-lined canyon to the untouched beach cove. The sand is exposed to the raw power the Pacific and the water is known for strong rip tides. Despite the awe-inspiring power of nature that is on display here, this gorgeous beach is also a wonderful place to relax on the sand, explore the tidal pools, and hike along the scrubby coast.

Getting There

Located at the end of the road near Tomales Point, McClures Beach is the last accessible beach along the northern stretch of the Point Reyes National Seashore. For international travellers, the nearest major airport is in San Francisco (SFO). From SFO, rent a car and enjoy the scenic route as you travel 120 km north, passing over the Golden Gate Bridge and along the California coast. As you reach the very end of the Point Reyes National Seashore, McClures will be on the left. Take a short walk from the parking lot down a rocky canyon and you’re there! Canadian travellers can easily get a flight from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and many other popular cities.